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Locanda Mastrarua

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Via Vittorio Veneto 11, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 62084
12:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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301 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small unassuming restaurant provides great Sicilian food at a reasonable price in Siracusa. The build your own salad (select the ingredients and they deliver to you) was an amazing find complemented by a great seafood pasta, and great capuccino.

Thank mojo2018babushka
Bathurst, Australia
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little place close to our hotel. Family run. Sicilian food. Always fresh fish available. I had the paddle fish the first time we went there and it was so good I had it a second time. We had seen this fisho the market, and it is not a fish available for us in Australia. Supremely light in texture with... More 

Thank brandlyn
Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled onto this gem. Have the cavatelli with swordfish, fennel, roe. It's divine! Great service and wine. Reasonably priced.

Thank Andrew E
London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

There were 4 of us for a 7.30 dinner. We were welcomed nicely by the staff - and the owner/chef who took time to explain some of the menu items. After that, it went downhill. The decor is quite chic - but the whole place is nothing but hard surfaces so that the sound bounces off the walls and floor.... More 

Thank davidandloretta
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel, and we were not disappointed. I ordered the mixed grill and was served with the most enormous platter of perfectly grilled meats. My wife had a beautifully tender, melt-in- the-mouth stinco maiale. The place is run by a lovely couple, and the chef came out to check that everything was all right. Good,... More 

Thank Smugretired
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Choose from indoor or outdoor eating if you are lucky enough to get a table. It was extremely busy even on a wet night. Heavy-duty umbrellas shelter one if eating outside. There is a wide seafood menu. The mixed seafood was scrumptious followed by sea bass with almond crust and grilled mackeral with tomato. Cooked to perfection for us both.

Thank Joyful675
Fullerton, California, USA
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148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with the group of 19 people for welcome dinner to sample authentic Sicilian food on a recommendation from our guide. She was right. This was one of the best meals I've ever had! The food was simple yet well-balanced, with premium ingredients well cooked. I highly recommend the citrus salad, pasta with swordfish, Seabass almandine, eggplant Ragu, and,... More 

Thank Zootarts
London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

On the strength of a half dozen visits, I can recommend this restaurant without hesitation. The service is attentive, the food is prepared very well and the wine card is interesting. The octopus salad as a starter is praiseworthy, and all of the secondi piatti were also delicious. It would be best to make a reservation for the evening.

Thank Methymna
Valencia, Spain
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We really didn't give this restaurant a proper chance...we had barely 45 minutes to lunch before getting our transport to the airport. Yet they managed two full courses: a shared tasty caponata and two pasta dishes within the time without us feeling rushed at all. What we sampled was very tasty and modestly priced. I wish we had been able... More 

Thank Brian L
Edinburgh, Scotland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Wonderful lunch and really fresh seafood - well worth the price - from this great family run Locanda.

Thank Penderhogg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 11, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 62084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?